New book to spark enthusiasm for descriptive statistics and probability in the classroom

Whether you teach introductory statistics courses in engineering, economics or natural sciences, or master courses on applied statistics or probability theory, you’ll want to consider using a new book: “Statistics with JMP: Graphs, Descriptive Statistics and Probability” by Peter Goos and David Meintrup. Unlike other comparable books, it covers all levels [...]

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Beyond Spreadsheets: Bruce McCullough, Drexel University

“I want my students focusing on statistical methods, not on software.” -- Bruce McCullough, Professor, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University Beyond Spreadsheets is a blog series that highlights how JMP customers are augmenting their tools and processes for exploratory data analysis to make breakthrough discoveries. We talk with JMP [...]

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Beyond Spreadsheets: Tom Treynor, Zymergen

“The software you use not only shapes what you learn from your data; it shapes the questions you ask!” -- Tom Treynor, Director, Zymergen The Beyond Spreadsheets blog series shows how JMP customers are augmenting their tools and processes for exploratory data analysis to make breakthrough discoveries. The series features [...]

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Beyond Spreadsheets: Ken Franklin, Oregon Department of Transportation

“Spreadsheets are familiar tools, which are relatively simple to use. However, the downside is that they result in fragmented thinking.” -- Ken Franklin, Performance Measurement Program Manager, Highway Division of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) JMP customers use an array of tools and processes for exploratory data analysis to make [...]

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Learning about new self-tracking technology at QS15

I recently attended the QS15 Quantified Self Conference and Expo in San Francisco. This three-day event brought self-tracking technology providers together with users who are actively collecting and analyzing their own data. The conference is organized by QS Labs, a Bay area company founded by Kevin Kelly and Gary Wolf. These two Wired [...]

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Using data points to fill a graphic with color

When dealing with graphs and plots, we will very likely need to fill colors in a graph to highlight an area or distinguish it from other shapes. You may know how to shade regular shapes, but what about irregular polygons and contours? You can do can this easily to any [...]

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Graph Makeover: Where same-sex couples live in the US

The following map appeared in an article titled "Where Same-Sex Couples Live" in the Upshot section of The New York Times shortly after the US Supreme Court decision ruled that the Constitution grants the right to same-sex marriage throughout the US. The map coloring shows the proportion of same-sex couples [...]

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Seeing differently with Beau Lotto

After a photo of “the Dress” went viral on the Internet this past February, JMP developer John Ponte wrote an entertaining and informative blog post, What color is The Dress? JMP can tell you! We had shared this blog post with Beau Lotto, neuroscientist, human perception researcher, and Director of [...]

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How to create an axis break in JMP

I’ve been asked three times this year about how to make a graph in JMP with an axis break. Before I show how, I want to ask “Why?” The obvious answer to “Why?” is “to show items with very different values in one graph,” but that’s a little unsatisfying. I [...]

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Did LeBron James step up his game in the playoffs?

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA championship despite the best efforts of LeBron James. With the Cavaliers depleted by injuries (particularly to Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving), James was faced with carrying his team against a very talented and well-rounded Warriors team. And he [...]

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